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Welcome progress has been made since the late Bill Wassmuth first stood up to bigotry and hatred in northern Idaho.
But the need for human rights education grows with every new generation of Idaho children.
Today’s headlines only remind us there’s much more to be done.
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Events are a great way to enjoy a time with community friends and neighbors.

Join us for one of our upcoming events, co-host an event with the Center, or even schedule a tour of the Memorial for your company or civic group.

Get Involved

Find out how you can take part in our efforts to provide human rights education opportunities in Idaho and beyond.

There are many ways to get involved with the Center – volunteer, donate, attend an event, and participate in a program.

Making an Impact

Learn more about how the Wassmuth Center for Human Rights is making an impact in local and international communities.

Contact us directly to learn how we all can participate in the education for and about human rights within our communities.

Human Rights Certification

For the individual, certification is formal recognition of a specific skill set that focuses on human rights and human dignity.  For a business or organization, having employees or members who have earned certification is evidence that value statements are backed by knowledgeable, thoughtful, and meaningful commitments.

voices of idaho podcast

Voices of Idaho Podcast

Hosted by Dan Prinzing with Adam Thompson, tune in and join the conversation with members of our Idaho human rights community. Season One episodes are personal journeys shared to further define the Spiral of Injustice.

Podcast also available on Spotify.

Upstander C.A.R.E. Awards

The Wassmuth Center for Human Rights welcomes applications for its annual Upstander C.A.R.E. (Compassion, Acceptance, Respect, Empathy) Awards. Each year Idaho youth in Grades 7-12 are honored with cash prizes up to $1,500 for taking action to create positive change in their communities.

Spiral of Injustice

Designed by Idaho metal-artist Ken McCall, “The Other” recognizes the devolution of humanity when injustice targets and demeans members of the community.


“Art Is a Call to Action” – BSU Public Radio

Idaho Anne Frank Human Rights Memorial

Located in the heart of downtown Boise, Idaho, experience what a memorial to human rights brings to the community.

Designed and constructed by the Wassmuth Center for Human Rights, the Idaho Anne Frank Human Rights Memorial stands as a globally shared icon in the promotion and protection of human rights.

To learn more about the Memorial, schedule a tour or take a virtual one.

Marilyn Shuler Classroom

Honoring the state’s first director of the Idaho Human Rights Commission, the Classroom showcases the “History of Human Rights in Idaho” with videos and an interactive timeline.